"An Internet troll is a person who sends duplicitous messages to get angry responses. The term derives from the phrase "trolling for suckers" and ultimately from trolling for fish. The term is frequently abused to slander opponents in heated debates and is frequently misapplied to those who are ignorant of etiquette." – Wikipedia

I didn’t like trolls when I dabbled in Usenet, nor did I like them back in IRC‘s hayday. I’m even less fond of them when they pontificate in my comments. >:{

On the other hand, attracting gadflies could be taken as a sign of moving up in the blogosphere.

Funky’s First Law of Blogging: "You’re doing something right if trolls think you’re important enough to annoy."

There might be more laws someday. I wouldn’t hold my breath, though. šŸ˜‰

P.S. *plonk*